#MountRushmoreOfMetal

#TWRradio #MountRushmoreOfMetal final results were announced on the program in the beginning of July.
In case you missed the unveil, you will be hunted down & punished *as deemed necessary in accordance with #TWRradioChix

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TOP VOCALISTS

  1. Ronnie James Dio
  2. Freddie Mercury (Queen)
  3. Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
  4. Maria Brink (In This Moment)
  5. James Hetfield (Metallica)
  6. Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down)
  7. Joe Duplantier (Gojira)
  8. Peter Steele (Type O Negative)
  9. King Diamond (Mercyful Fate)
  10. Karyn Crisis (Ephel Duath)
  11. Axl Rose (Guns N’ Roses)
  12. Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour)
  13. Burton C Bell (Fear Factory)
  14. TIE – Dave Vincent (Morbid Angel) & Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
  1. Elize Ryd (Amaranthe)
  2. Max Cavalera (Sepultura, Soulfly)
  3. Matt Barlow (Ashes Of Ares, Iced Earth)
  4. Geoff Tate (Queensryche)
  5. TIE – Chris Barnes (Six Feet Under, Cannibal Corpse) & Klaus Meine (Scorpions)
  1. Doro Pesch (Warlock)
  2. Nell Sigland (Theatre Of Tragedy)

TOP GUITARISTS

  1. Darrell “Dimebag” Abbott (Pantera, DamagePlan)
  2. Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
  3. Slash (Guns N’ Roses)
  4. Carlos Santana
  5. Steve Vai
  6. Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
  7. Tony Iommi (Black Sabbbath)
  8. Chuck Schuldiner (Death)
  9. TIE – Richie Blackmore (Deep Purple) & Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne)
  1. TIE – Brendan Small (Dethklok) & Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne)
  1. Jeff Hanneman (Slayer)
  2. Michael Rock
  3. Steve Smythe (One Machine)
  4. Yngwie Malmsteen
  5. Glenn Tipton (Judas Priest)

TOP BASSISTS

  1. Les Claypool (Primus)
  2. Cliff Burton (Metallica)
  3. Geddy Lee (Rush)
  4. Justin Chancellor (Tool)
  5. Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead)
  6. Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
  7. Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)
  8. Victor Wooten (Bela Fleck & the Flecktones)
  9. Jason Newsted (Metallica, Voivod)
  10. Erik Torp
  11. Paul Gray (Slipknot)
  12. Tom Araya (Slayer)

TOP DRUMMISTS

  1. John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
  2. Rik Johnson
  3. Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
  4. Alex Van Halen
  5. Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater)
  6. Neil Peart (Rush)
  7. Gene Hoglan (Strapping Young Lad, Dethklok, Dark Angel)
  8. Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Grip Inc)
  9. Joey Jordison (Scar The Martyr, Slipknot)
  10. John Densmore (The Doors)
  11. Jimmy Sullivan (Avenged Sevenfold)
  12. Sean Kinney (Alice In Chains)
  13. Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
  14. Danny Schuler (Biohazard)
  15. Vinnie Paul Abbott (Pantera, DamagePlan, Hellyeah)
  16. Igor Cavalera (Sepultura, Cavalera Conspiracy)
  17. Raymond Herrera (Fear Factory)
  18. Tony Williams
  19. Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney)
  20. Jesse Beahler (Rings Of Saturn, Jungle Rot)

TOP 10 OVERALL

  1. Ronnie James Dio
  2. Freddie Mercury
  3. Robert Plant
  4. Maria Brink
  5. James Hetfield
  6. Darrell “Dimebag” Abbott
  7. Phil Anselmo
  8. Joe Duplantier
  9. John Bonham
  10. Jimmy Page

2015 #MountRushmoreOfMetal

Vocals: Ronnie James Dio

Guitarist: Darrell “Dimebag” Abbott

Bassist: Les Claypool

Drummist: John Bonham

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THY WILL BE DONE To Return To Japan

Heavy Metal heavyweights, THY WILL BE DONE will return to Japan for a headlining run this Fall. As part of their set, the band will be playing their latest, critically-acclaimed ‘Temple’ EP in its entirety as well as other fan favorites from their previous releases. The run kicks off September 20 in Shibuya and will run through September 29 in Sasebo. Direct support will come from AGGRESSIVE DOGS.

Vocalist and co-writer J. Costa comments,

“We’re absolutely thrilled to see all our amazing friends and fans in Japan again and especially excited to tour with our close friends Aggressive Dogs.”

Costa continues, “Playing our Temple EP start to finish will be a milestone for this band and we’re honored to be able to share that experience with fans in a live setting. We’ve got a few surprises for this run and hope the audience enjoys the show we’ve got planned for them.”

THY WILL BE DONE has also started work on their follow up full length to 2012’s ‘Temple’ EP; more details are expected to be announced soon. THY WILL BE DONE took a quick break from the studio as they were invited to take part in the RIDE FOR DIME event in Dallas, TX on Saturday, August 17th to celebrate the life and legacy of “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott. The ‘Temple’ EP is available on Amazon & iTunes.

Live Dates:

9/06 PAWTUCKET, RI – THE MET

9/07 LEWISTON, ME

Japan Tour:

9/20 SHIBUYA – GAME

9/21 KOBE – LIVE HOUSE STAR-CLUB

9/22 TOYOHASHI – TBA

9/23 SHIBUYA – CLUBASIA

9/24 ATSUGI – THUNDER SNAKE

9/25 HAMAMATSU – MESCALIN DRIVE

9/26 KITAKYUSHU – ABBEY ROAD LIVE HOUSE JAMJAM (Drum & Guitar Clinic)

9/27 KOKURA – FUSE

9/28 HAKATA – XXXXXX

9/29 SASEBO  – DAZZLE PUZZLE

FINAL TRIGGER New Album In Stores Next Week

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Final Trigger is a band that comes along once in a lifetime. As the innovators of “Skrap-Metal”, their music combines high-energy metal with a hip-hop feel. The band creates a unique sound and a sick vibe, with vocal hooks and anthem choruses that are un-deniable to any listener.

Final Trigger’s story begins on ‘The Block’, nestled deep in Toronto’s urban jungle. Crime and poverty stricken, amongst a haven of thugs and deadbeats, four musically talented characters cross paths.

The spark of a lighter in a dark alley, smoking joints over the talk of escape and rebellion. A dream of a better life, where money/weed/bitches are a plenty. Free-styling with homies, rolling dirty, and dropping out of school to jam and pursue music. Most of all: a pact that would bind each member to a common cause, and entwine their fates forever. These are the fundamentals on which Final Trigger was born, and would lead it to become what it is today.

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Final Trigger (pictured from left to right): JJ (Drums), Profit G (DJ/Vocals/Keys), J-Roc (Vocals/Guitar), Skitzo Da Clown (Hypeman), Fazio (Bass/Vocals)

The Four Horsemen:

Lead Vocalist/Guitarist J-Roc provides the guitar-driven structures and shredding guitar solos with a tone reminiscent of Dimebag Darrell and Dave Mustaine. All while ripping vocal screams that would rival a Frankenstein of Lamb Of God, Snot and Hed PE.

Bass-man/Vocalist Fazio brings an equally heavy but funky vibe. He plays with a rock-solid presence and slap-bass style, with influences of Cliff Burton and Marcus Miller combined. Not to mention the ability to free-style vocally as if James Brown joined the Wu Tang Clan.

DJ/Vocalist Profit brings the smooth hip-hop vibe to the music, spitting savvy rhymes with old-school swagger, and tasteful keys and scratches.

Drummer extraordinaire JJ Tartaglia contributes the backbone beats and rhythms with a metal/funk style to get the groove just right. Blazing double kicks, sky-high cymbals, and a visual style unlike you’ve ever seen.

These players are the magical combination that makes Final Trigger an all-star line-up, and 2nd to none. The band believes hard in their music, and are proud to live their lyrics and image.

In 2009, Final Trigger released Skrap Metal (Boonsdale Records), mixed by Jagori Tanna of I Mother Earth. The release received critical acclaim in Canada & USA, charting on college radio, and the single Start A Moshpit receiving regular video rotation on Much Loud. Their CD release party in Toronto sold out the Opera House of 1,300 capacity.

Since then, Final Trigger toured as direct support for Mushroomhead across the USA, and shared the stage with Suicidal Tendencies, Marilyn Manson, Dillinger Escape Plan, Protest The Hero, Baptized In Blood, Hail The Villain, Threat Signal, Slaves On Dope, Agent Orange, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Boondox and more.

Skrap Metal Volume II mixed by David Bottrill (Tool/Mudvayne/Stone Sour/Godsmack) is due for a summer 2013 release.

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Available now on iTunes, in stores July 9

Discography:

2013 – Skrap Metal Vol. II (Boonsdale Records)

2009 – Skrap Metal (Boonsdale Records)

Artist Endorsements:

JJ Tartaglia endorses Pearl Drums and Ahead Drumsticks.

http://www.eriksonmusic.com/pearl-artists/

http://www.bigbangdist.com/jj_tartaglia.htm

Music Placements:

Final Trigger & Kokanee CrankWorx 2009 – http://youtu.be/UO4nMCMLPNc

FINAL TRIGGER Streaming New Album, Offer Free Download

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Canadian skrap metal innovators FINAL TRIGGER are now streaming their upcoming album Skrap Metal Vol. II via youtube here. The album, set for release on July 9 via Boonsdale Records, is the follow up to their 2009 debut Skrap Metal, which received critical acclaim in Canada and the US with success on college radio charts and their single Start A Moshpit receiving regular video rotation on Canada’s Much Loud.

(from left to right) Final Trigger – JJ (Drums) | Profit G (DJ/Vocals/Keys) | J-Roc (Vocals/Guitar) | Skitzo Da Clown (Hypeman) | Fazio (Bass/Vocals)

Over the years FINAL TRIGGER have toured as direct support for Mushroomhead across the USA, along with Suicidal Tendencies, Marilyn Manson, Dillinger Escape Plan, Protest The Hero, Baptized In Blood, Hail The Villain, Threat Signal, Slaves On Dope, Agent Orange, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Boondox and more.

Combing high-energy metal with a hip-hop feel, FINAL TRIGGER creates a unique sound and a sick vibe, with vocal hooks and anthem choruses that are undeniable to any listener.

Face It Free Download – https://soundcloud.com/boonsdale/final-trigger-face-it-1

Face It Music Video – http://youtu.be/Yy1Dl0tstIE

Skrap Metal Vol. II – Track Listing

1. Face It

2. Through The Darkness

3. Knock Somebody Out

4. Just A Freak

5. Time I’ve Wasted

6. Everyday

7. T.H.C.

Show Dates

Saturday, June 22 – Opera House, Toronto, ON – Show Details

Special Guest Performance by FINAL TRIGGER – Final Wacken Metal Battle Canada w/ Crimson Shadows, Vesperia, Hollow, Dissension, Adrenechrome

For more info, please visit these links:

http://boonsdalerecords.com/merch.html

https://www.facebook.com/finaltriggermusic

http://www.twitter.com/FINALTRIGGERx

About: FINAL TRIGGER’s story begins on ‘The Block’, nestled deep in Toronto’s urban jungle. Crime and poverty stricken, amongst a haven of thugs and deadbeats, four musically talented characters cross paths.

The spark of a lighter in a dark alley, smoking joints over the talk of escape and rebellion. A dream of a better life, where money/weed/bitches are a plenty. Free-styling with homies, rolling dirty, and dropping out of school to jam and pursue music. Most of all: a pact that would bind each member to a common cause, and entwine their fates forever. These are the fundamentals on which Final Trigger was born, and would lead it to become what it is today.

The Four Horsemen:

Lead Vocalist/Guitarist J-Roc provides the guitar-driven structures and shredding guitar solos with a tone reminiscent of Dimebag Darrell and Dave Mustaine. All while ripping vocal screams that would rival a Frankenstein of Lamb Of God, Snot and Hed PE.

Bass-man/Vocalist Fazio brings an equally heavy but funky vibe. He plays with a rock-solid presence and slap-bass style, with influences of Cliff Burton and Marcus Miller combined. Not to mention the ability to free-style vocally as if James Brown joined the Wu Tang Clan.

DJ/Vocalist Profit brings the smooth hip-hop vibe to the music, spitting savvy rhymes with old-school swagger, and tasteful keys and scratches.

Drummer extraordinaire JJ Tartaglia contributes the backbone beats and rhythms with a metal/funk style to get the groove just right. Blazing double kicks, sky-high cymbals, and a visual style unlike you’ve ever seen.

These players are the magical combination that makes Final Trigger an all-star line-up, and 2nd to none. The band believes hard in their music, and are proud to live their lyrics and image.

Music VideoStart A Moshpit – http://youtu.be/EJtqj46blWQ

LAMB OF GOD Manager Responds To Blythe Indictment

As news breaks of Randy Blythe’s indictment on manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic, manager Larry Mazer responds with the following statement:

“After a three month investigation, the prosecutor in the Czech Republic has decided to move forward with an indictment of Randy Blythe on the charge of manslaughter with intent to cause bodily harm. Obviously, we intend to fight vigorously against these charges as we feel that in no way did Randy intend to cause bodily harm on the young fan who subsequently died from injuries sustained at the show.  As he has stated previously, Randy intends to go to Prague to defend himself at trial.

While it is a tragedy that a Lamb of God fan died following a performance by the group, in no way do I feel that Randy did anything improper that led to the young man’s injuries and subsequent death.  The price of a ticket to a show does not entitle audience members access to a band’s stage.  In the years since the murder on stage of Dimebag Darrell Abbott, performers of all genres have had to become more guarded while performing in response to the dangers presented by fans trying to become part of the performance.  We believe that Randy responded professionally to the numerous amount of fans rushing the stage that day, a number of them captured on videos that have been posted on the internet. We have testimony from the venue operator that acknowledges lax security and an improper barricade being used that evening. Numerous testimonies from fans also were contradictory as to the actions of the multiple fans that tried to access the stage.

At this point, all that the band, myself, and our lawyers can do is to present a defense and try to convince the panel of judges who will hear the case that Randy is innocent of all charges and that his name and reputation need to be cleared and that he be permitted to carry on with his life and career always mindful that a fan passed away after a Lamb of God performance.